New roles announced
Bumper month of promotions at law firms Thorntons and CMS
Promoted staff at Thorntons
Scottish law firm Thorntons has announced number of promotions the firm’s Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Fife and Angus offices with seven senior solicitors rising to associate and four to senior solicitor.
The four senior solicitors are Neil McWilliam from corporate in Dundee, Victoria McLaren from corporate in St Andrews, Kirsty Lynch from commercial property in Edinburgh, and Lee Corr from dispute resolution and claims in Dundee.
Three of the associates are from within residential property – Lisa Mannion and Steven Drake in Dundee and Graham Taylor in Montrose.
The remaining four are Kirsty Stewart from intellectual property in Dundee, Lisa Hainey from private client in Cupar, Robin Dunlop from land and rural business in Edinburgh, and Aimee Gibbons in commercial property across Edinburgh and Glasgow.
CMS unveils appointments
CMS has announced 22 promotions across its offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Alan Hughes, a senior associate in the firm’s Glasgow real estate team, and Frances Reilly, a senior associate in the energy practice in Aberdeen, have both been promoted to Of Counsel.
Six colleagues have progressed from associate to senior associate. They include Craig Wilson and Jennifer Sherrington from the Aberdeen corporate team; Jimmy Dundas and Jamie Marshall from the Edinburgh finance practice; and real estate specialists Lindsay Dougall and Lindsey Wainwright, who are based respectively in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
There are an additional 11 Scottish-based CMS colleagues who move from lawyer to associate level as well as three promotions within the firm’s Glasgow-based legal services unit.